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Windows 7: Can't delete a file - Access is denied

19 Jul 2012   #1
SharonV

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 
Can't delete a file - Access is denied

Hi,

I have a compiled .dll file that I want to delete - but I can't do it in any way.
I already tried del command line and take ownership (both GUI and cmd) but nothing helped so far. I always get the Access is denied error.

Any idea will be appreciated!

Thanks,
Shaorn


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19 Jul 2012   #2
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Probably because something has it open...
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19 Jul 2012   #3
Bongo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 7 Pro x64 / Win 10 Pro
 
 

Welcome to the Seven Forums
Download and burn ubuntu Home | Ubuntu and use it as a live disc (do not install it) and then navigate to the file you want to delete and delete it.
Jerry
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19 Jul 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Sharon, and welcome to Seven Forums.

In addition, you might see if you may be able to use the free program Unlocker to delete it. :)

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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22 Jul 2012   #5
SharonV

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
 
 

Thank you guys, problem solved after the computer slept well over the weekend :)
BTW - this Unlocker seems like a very useful piece of software. Like it.
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22 Jul 2012   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome Sharon. I'm glad that we were able to help. :)
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